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D2 l groups

  1. 1. D2L Groups (Sections may also be available if you combine sections in one shell)
  2. 2. Why Set up Collaborative Groups? <ul><li>  Tools for Teaching by Barbara Gross Davis; Jossey-Bass Publishers: San Francisco, 1993. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students learn best when they are actively involved in the process.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Researchers report that, regardless of the subject matter, students working in small groups tend to learn more of what is taught and retain it longer than when the same content is presented in other instructional formats.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students who work in collaborative groups also appear more satisfied with their classes.  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>(Sources: Beckman, 1990; Chickering and Gamson, 1991; Collier, 1980; Cooper and Associates, 1990; Goodsell, Maher, Tinto, and Associates, 1992; Johnson and Johnson, 1989; Johnson, Johnson, and Smith, 1991; Kohn, 1986; McKeachie, Pintrich, Lin, and Smith, 1986; Slavin, 1980, 1983; Whitman, 1988) - http://teaching.berkeley.edu/bgd/collaborative.html  </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types of Learning Groups <ul><li>Informal learning groups: ad hoc temporary clusterings of students within a single class session. (Self Enroll) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Formal learning groups are teams established to complete a specific task, such as perform a lab experiment, write a report, carry out a project, or prepare a position paper. (Most likely Manual or Auto Enroll) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Study teams are long-term groups (usually existing over the course of a semester) with stable membership whose primary responsibility is to provide members with support, encouragement, and assistance in completing course requirements and assignments. (Mostly likely Manual Enroll) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Groups Tool <ul><ul><li>Used to organize user access to specific D2L work areas.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users can belong to more than one group in a course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Groups by Project </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Groups by Research Topic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Groups by Course Section (Course Section can be used for this, too.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Groups for Quiz Access </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Restrict by Group <ul><ul><li>Discussion Topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Asynchronous Communication / Share files </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat Rooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Synchronous Communication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dropbox </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Submit files for group grade </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Restrict to a specific group of students </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Enrollment Types and Options <ul><li>Enrollment Types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self Enrollment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students Enroll in Group Online </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auto Enrollment - D2L Does the Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Randomize Members </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not Randomized - Alphabetical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manual Enrollment - You add members to groups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Options </li></ul><ul><ul><li># of Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups of # </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Enrollment Scenario #1 <ul><li>Your course requires that students use software program that can only be run in 4 labs that have 50 computers each. You have 185 Students. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up 4 D2L Groups of 50 (they will not be full groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enrollment Type: # of Groups. (type 4 in the group number field) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide whether you want new users to be automatically added. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide whether you want to randomize the groups or leave them alphabetical.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up a forum for students to post and answer questions about the software.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not set up a dropbox because you want students to be graded indivitually. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Enrollment Scenario #2 <ul><li>Your latest assignment requires that students work in groups to research a particular topic, report on it, and hold a seminar for the class. You have 29 students. You want the students to work in groups of 5. Students will choose the topic they want to research and the students they want to work with.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enrollment type: Groups of # Self Enrollment (Set the group size to 5 and rename the groups to be the research topics.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No auto enroll or randomize users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up a Discussion Area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up a Group Dropbox </li></ul></ul>

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